AceShowbiz - "The Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has narrowed down the candidates for the upcoming season following the latest episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" on Monday, August 4. Five names have been revealed on Twitter by Fleiss as the possible frontrunners for the next installment.
Despite previously saying that Peter Kraus' reluctance to "settle down with a woman he loves" was "not what #thebachelor is all about," Fleiss actually puts the runner-up from Rachel Lindsay's season ("The Bachelorette" season 13) at the No. 1 spot on his "newest Bachelor power rankings."
Sitting at the second place is Wells Adams from JoJo Fletcher's season ("The Bachelorette" season 12). At the third spot is Ben Zorn from Kaitlyn Bristowe' s season ("The Bachelorette" season 11). Both the radio DJ from Monterey, California and the fitness coach from Falls Church, Virginia were sent packing on the sixth week.
Eric Bigger from Rachel's season occupies the fourth place. The personal trainer from Baltimore, Maryland was a second runner-up on Rachel's season. Rounding up the top 5 is Chase McNary from JoJo's season. The medical sales rep from Castle Rock, Colorado was also a second runner-up on JoJo's season.
Newest #TheBachelor power rankings:
3. Ben Z
5. Chase— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) September 5, 2017
So, who will be the next Bachelor? Fleiss dropped another big clue. "First Big Clue... #TheBachelor will not be from Jojo's season," he wrote. This seemingly left Peter Kraus, Eric Bigger and Ben Zorn, but Fleiss quickly added in a series of tweets, "So many solid choices for #thebachelor... But we can only pick one. Always a tough call. Dean will not be #TheBachelor this year, at least... All options are on the table... #thebachelor."
First Big Clue... #TheBachelor will not be from Jojo's season.— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) September 5, 2017
So many solid choices for #thebachelor... But we can only pick one. Always a tough call.— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) September 5, 2017
All options are on the table... #thebachelor— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) September 5, 2017
In the previous season of "The Bachelorette", Peter was hesitant to propose to Rachel despite her strong attraction towards him. She tearfully dumped him and eventually said yes to his rival Bryan Abasolo's proposal. Many including Eric accused her of settling for a ring instead of going for love, but she vehemently denied it.